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Official: Bruce Arena’s USMNT coaching staff is in place

Here’s who will try to lead the USMNT to Russia

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Bruce Arena has apparently decided on his coaching staff and it’s very similar to the one he had with the LA Galaxy.

Dave Sarachan, Matt Reis, Pat Noonan, and Kenny Arena have been named USMNT assistant coaches after serving under Arena in MLS, according ESPN’s Taylor Twellman.

Reis will serve as the goalkeeper coach. He is a veteran of MLS, spending the majority of his time with the New England Revolution.

Another former Revs player, Pat Noonan, will also be on the staff.

Bruce’s son Kenny, a former U.S. U-20 international, has been an assistant at the Galaxy since 2014 and will join his father with the USMNT in the same role.

Dave Sarachan has been at the Galaxy for as long as has Bruce has and will continue being a reliable member of his staff with the national team. Some thought he’d be a candidate to take over the Galaxy job, but that wasn’t the case as he left the club just before Arena’s departure.

It won’t be a headline-grabbing coaching staff, but it’s one that Bruce will be comfortable with and that’s most important as the USMNT attempts to qualify for the World Cup.

EDIT: This is now official with Thomas Rongen joining the staff as the head scout.